Balbriggan

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Definition:

a knitted, unbleached cotton fabric used for underwear and hosiery.

Description:

Named after the Irish seaport town where this fabric material of the same name is made, Balbriggan arose in the 18th Century from a small fishing village to a place of commercial and manufacturing importance, thanks to Baron Hamilton, who introduced cotton manufacture in 1780.

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What's In a Word? by Webb Garrison, Wikipedia

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